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might want higher rates and cap on reductions for more tax revenues. that could be a deal-breaker and the markets won't stand for long while nothing gets wrong. i don't want to be overly pessimistic. i'm trying to be realistic. i'm reporting what i'm hearing. but stocks did rise a bit on news after cease-fire between israel and whhamas. is israel snaf particularly when we know that palestinians and gaza may just rest unand rearm for the next round? >>> finally as you head out into the thanksgiving traffic, ask yourself where president obama still hasn't given the green light to the keystone pipeline that would give us jobs and energy n independence? now a truly bipartisan group of senators is telling the president to make a decision right now. first up this evening, this is the big question. will we get a deal done or might president obama just let us go right over the fiscal cliff, take the recession, and simply blame the gop? this is a serious question that i'm hearing from washington all the time. so let's talk. we have cnbc contributor jack bernstein, former chief econ
of the taxes scheduled to go up if we go over the fiscal cliff will hit investors. we ask the c.e.o. of utility next era energy lew hay about higher taxes on dividends and stock gains. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! black friday comes early this year. all across the country americans are already lining up outside stores, camping out for the earlier-than-ever start to the holiday shopping season. scenes like this are popping up in shopping mall parking lots. these tents are pitched outside a best buy in tampa, florida, where shoppers are hoping to get the early-bird holiday specials. with big retail chains opening their doors for black friday, on thursday night, there are complaints about companies putting commerce ahead of family time. walmart has been threatened with protests by its employees. the company filed a complaint with the national labor relations board hoping to stop the demonstrations, but the board won't rule on it before tomorrow. diane eastabrook looks at the personal price of thanksgiving day store hours. >> reporter: this is the calm before the storm at a chicago
. come 2014 and also will be cut automatically by 8%. american opporunity tax credit expires the end of 2012 as well. gerri: it sounds like -- and here is your number right here. the fiscal cliff hits it could result in a percent cut in federal student aid. clearly people are going to seek higher costs for college. how can a company that if they have to do it on their own diond cannot borrow money? >> they need to say before college. every dollar you save is a dollar less you have to borrow. search for scholarships on free web sites. every dollar you when is a dollar less you have to borrow. gerri: and definitely make sure you are saving. i think that is obvious. let's break this down a little bit because there is all kind of student aid. the impact on pellgants, federal student loans, and dollars tax credit. this fiscal cliff and going over it. pell grant impact. >> well, the pell grant has been unchanged for two years. going to crease by $85, a drop in the bucket. but they still face an $8 billion funding shortfall which has to come from somewhere when you are trying to plug the fi
donations like those here in america are like those tax deductible and with the u.s. approaching a fiscal cliff, there are rumblings of big changes and some could impact charity. the and here is the national correspondent tim angle. >> thanksgiving, a time to relish one's blessings and help the less fortunate. >> in the scramble to avoid the fiscal cliff, both the president's plan to raise taxes on the wealthy and the republican willingness for revenues could end up hurting charities and rely on the kindness of people with money. >> high income people tend to give very generous gifts. they may give a million dollar contribution to a capital campaign of a local hospital or a local art museum and a small number of donors at the high end that account for really big chunk of the charitable giving in this country and those are the folks that we'd be most impacted by this tax policy change. >> in fact, united way gives 15% of total donations, 500 million dollars a year, from those who give $10,000 or more. so, charities worry that any kind of tax increase on the wealthy could cut into their don
with top white house officials begging for their taxes to go up. one of them is here to explain it to me. even when they say it is not, it is always about "money." ♪ all right. to our top story, a possible bailout for fema, the federal emergency management agency says it only has $850 million left in the bank. and they expect to burn through that by the end of this month. meanwhile, we are looking at losses of 6-$12 billion. this all coming as president obama visits damage here in new york to see the recovery efforts. with me now, david williams, president of the taxpayer protection alliance. thank you for coming and michele what do you make of all this? what happens if they run out of money? >> well, don't worry. people will be helped. what will happen is congress will step in to make sure that they get money. then what happens after that, what we really don't know, how they pay that money back to the federal government because it is only borrowing the money. that is what they did to borrow it up to 20 billion, both through 18 billion of that. they have about 3 billion last. but that
income tax. and because they don't pay their a bunch of takers. you in this room, you're the makers, you're being victimized by the takers and there is nothing i can do about those takers so forget about it. i think it was a disaster. and a lot of the people in that 47% are in fact the base of the republican party. >> david. >> this is not because we're having a blue hand love in. if the republican party were to listen to half of what steve said in his opening comments they would rehabilitate themselves quickly. i think there is going to be a civil war between the view of people like steve and the view of some on the hard right. and i thought up here i'm not going to say a challenging thing about governor romney or pour salt in any wounds. but a few hours ago governor romney did a conference call to thank some of his donors. and he said that the reason he lost was that the president had given gifts, his word gifts to young people in the form of student loans and student loan repayment process. gifts to the latino policy by saying dream act kids would not be deported over the coming years
the battle cry for lower taxes? where are they? we'lwe will ask one of the couns top tea party leaders. even when they say it is not, it is always about "money." all right, first let's take a look at the market headlines. modest gains in the last day of trading before the thanksgiving holiday. citigroup announced it will be closing half of all their branches in greece. the banking giant says a security measures are hurting their business. a feral bankruptcy judge has officially approved hostess brand plans to wind down. the ruling spells certain and to the hostess bakery. the twinkie will come back. ending the vlence for now. even though it intensified when word of the troops was first announced. earlier today terrorist blew up a bus in tel aviv injuring 30 people. tensions boiling over. if the cease-fi does not hold and israel goes to war, the global impact will be felt here in the u.s. joining me now in a fox business exclusive is senior advisor to the mayor, thank you for being with us. i want to get right to it. a cease-fire is good news but what is your take on it? >> is quite interesti
to their attitude, taxes, the works. the people who hate to lose are blaming the right. the people who hate the center almost just as much as the left are saying they're right and they're going to not budge an inch. this looks like a fight with legs and not a bad spectator sport for progressives as napoleon once said, never interrupt your enemy when he's making a mistake. robert traynham and erin pikes. this should be an interesting match-up, you two. let's talk about this situation. i want to show you a tape from deny senior on "morning joe," a foreign adviser to mitt romney. he took on mitt romney critics have been filing on him. >> tens of thousands of people, you could hear the top ten surrogates at the event. i'm backstage with some of them, i won't mention their names but talking about romney like he's reagan. you know, the debate performances were the best debate performance of any republican nominee in presidential history. this guy was iconic. they were talking about him, because they believed he was going to win in four, five days. in fact, some of them were talking about transiti
into afternoons. i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up shortly. >> later tonight, death, taxes. well, pardon me, holiday shoppers last minute frenzy at supermarket chaotic because of a power shortage. >> then, that story on death ask taxes what you can do to avoid turning over half of your childrens inheritance to the government. >> here tonight abc 7 news obtains footage from a deep sea expedition to protect >>> the port of oakland was a zoo today, truckers and shippers trying to catch up on the backlog. explains that back up lasted most of the day. big rig gridlock with thousands of truckers waiting to pick up or drop off what they could not yesterday because of the fdiu strike. >> how did yesterday's strike affect you? >> bad, really bad. you know?>s long lines and port there. they were closed and yeah. you know? we need to work to make money for living you know? >> the union representing 200 maintenance workers blocked entrarnss yesterday effectively shutting it down. he says he was stuck in traffic just getting off the freeway for a half hour this morning taking a hit with yeste
putting crack cocaine in candy machines. it's that easy. >> this isn't just a drug bust. your tax refund ask at risk. >>> vanished. two florida men last seen with the same sheriff's deputy. >> do you have any hope your son is still alive? >> i don't believe terrance is alive. at this point, i have to find out what happened to him. >> the mystery surrounding two missing men. revealing investigations. fascinating characters. stories with impact. this is "cnn presents" with your host tonight, randi kaye and drew griffin. >> tonight, bizarre crimes of baffling stories of whodunit and a scam targeting your paycheck and mysterious case of two men in florida who simply vanished. >> we begin on a blistering summer day in erie, pennsylvania. by the time the sun had set, one of the most bizarre bank robberies in the annals of the fbi had been committed. a man described by his family as the salt of the earth was dead, and a mystery full of strange twists was about to unfold with this phone call to 911. >> 911. what's your emergency? >> yes. we've just been robbed. >> is anyone hurt? >> no. he just
the more conservative part of his caucus, some very bad news. republicans don't have a wlost leverage. tax cuts expire whether without anybody doing anything. and republicans are going to end up yielding a lot more than they give -- than they get in the negotiations. and john boehner, as the chief negotiator is the man identified with that surrender. so he needs to put down a marker now that says to the right wheel of the caucus, hey, i'm with you. if it were up to me, 100%. i'm with you. and i am going to put it in writing. i'm completely in favor of doing all the things that would have happened if we won the election. however, we didn't win the election. and we have facing this fiscal cliff and it's scary. so i'm about to have to do things you don't like. but be assured that my heart is in the right place. >> role laan what about this? they voted for obama. but when you look at how many people cnn poll last week, 51% of this country oppose the health care bill. 42% favor it. maybe boehner is on to something. >> no, he's not. because frankly we got to go look at those numbers. remember, t
uncertainty, jim, uncertain in taxes, uncertain in the elections. >> right. >> caller: and inflation is a big concern of mine. is there anything i can do at my age to protect myself from all these uncertainties that are coming up? >> okay, well, look. i've got to tell you unless you have -- you're a person who really does have to heed my 20% in gld or gold, gold bullion. i'm not going to tell you listen, you should buy bonds that yield 2% and that's going to protect you. i think gold is going to be the best defense you have against the worries that you just outlined. let's go to anthony in virginia, please. anthony? >> caller: washington redskins boo-yah rg3 nation stand up. >> man. dan snyder is your owner, have you thought about that at all? >> caller: i got a quick question. >> boo! >> do i stay on the sidelines or look to get in long-term? >> when it's overbought, my old rule, i use the s&p oscillator. it comes delivered to my door on saturdays. my rule is very overbought, hey, take a pass. another time will come. however, you can get started small and hope it comes back if you just can't
worth of automatic spending cuts and bush tax rates that expire the same second, at stroke of midnight january 1, 2013. with the biggest names in the business community, in the political community, we tried, again and again, to come close to the crisis that could have been avoided at 39 days out remains a chasm. hear their woes, their worries, about being on the brink. fiscal cliff? or fiscal free for all? we are staring at this abyss. no one is even touching it. >> what is amazing to me this is the most predictable financial crisis ever in the history of this country. i suspect we are thought going to anticipate a recession, you will see a recession. >> we should be very careful not to go over the cliff because we will have a negative affect on this economy and on employment. >>neil: an idea of how much is at stake and who pays for this, i am telling you at this rate, everyone will pay. every single american family will pay. >> this has implications for every american family, 90 percent of families in america will pay higher taxes, and a reduction in income of $3,500 per american fami
? >> not if that this booklet is handled properly. if we have a huge set of government spending cuts and tax increases, certainly a recession would be a problem for the housing arket. on the other hand to mouth we have to be careful not to trade one set of tax hikes for another. you mentiod mortgage interest reduction. a huge mistake to limit the mortgage interest deduction upon when the housing market is providing growth for gdp. gerri: but it could happen. what would be the impact if the mortgage deduction were taken ay, say, for everybody. what happened to the housing market? >> if it were taken away would have a huge impact on anyone that has to buy out the mortgage. gerri: how much with the mark to the housing market cut down. and looking for facts and figures. the market down 30%, 15, or would it have any impact at all? >> it would have a huge impact on prices, 6% and 15%. you can pick your estimate, but an enormous impact on house of wealth. everyone% decline in house prices, 160 billion of household wealth. it would take a 6% to 8. gerri: i feel like we have not so much of already. to you. we
drops on new year's eve, tax hikes and severe spending cuts will kick in automatically unless a deal is reached. wyatt andrews spoke with two men who say they know how it should be done, if only washington would listen. >> reporter: two years ago, the fiscal commission chaired by democrat erskine bowles and former republican senator alan simpson proposed every basic element of the fiscal cliff solution being discussed now. their plan was a mixture of higher taxes, lower spending and the reform of medicare and social security. both men told us sacrifice has to come from everyone. >> all of us have to have some skin in the game to get it done. >> if you want something, pay for it. it's a sick idea, but it is an interesting idea. >> reporter: their biggest idea was to increase revenue by combining both the president's demand for higher taxes on the rich and the republican proposal to get rid of tax loopholes. bowles/simpson would eliminate almost every tax deduction for individuals and corporations, with only a few exceptions for charity donations and home mortgage interests. >> this st
that counters discriminatory federal tax policy and to provide a higher level of equalitytj( xrñ for sax spouses an partners who work for the city and county of san francisco. i'd like to thank cosponsors, campos and wiener. current city employees who would likemzjpkn to add their spouse r is taken out of their paycheck. federal government views health coverage by same sex spouses and domestidomestic -- to be taxable income. therefore they're taxed more than other city employees simply because their spouse or partners of the same gender. this discrimination in our federal tax code has cost same-sex partners thousands of dollars each year. as of july 28 of this year the latest data we have, the number of city and county of san francisco active members with same-sex domestic partners total over 350. san francisco has always been a leader in supporting our lgbt community and i'm proud to stand with that group. following the example of other municipalities such as cambridge, massachusetts and private employers such as google in the bay area who have shown leadership on this issue and stood with our
. they will stop paying taxes to the spanish government. the decision comes ahead of a key regional election on sunday. >> in villages like this, most people will tell you that catalana, not spanish -- and you can spot the pro-independence catalon flag. he and others in this region say cathalon gets a rough deal, and that their taxes go to the central government, and they claim they get back a lot less to fund services like health and education. >> we do not think this is really a rebellion. we are still paying our taxes. the only difference is that instead of sending them to the spanish authorities, we are sending them to the cathalon treasury. >> the village will pay its taxes to the catalon government, even though it will, in turn, have to forward them on to madrid. if people and other villages join us, we can reach a point where the pressure is high and off -- heidi enough to make the catalon government changed and not send it to the spanish treasury anymore. keeping that money, because in the end, it is ours. >> as the economic crisis has worsened here, the regional government has almos
transfer the money from your super pac over to your 501 c-had and what we'll do is what the tax lawyers call an agency letter which simply means you write a letter that tells the c-4 exactly what to do with the money. and if you do that, the irs doesn't consider it to have been the c-4's money. and it doesn't end up on the tax return. >> stephen: it goes from my super pac into a 501 c 4 reasons right, now since everyone knows the name of your c-4. what we thought it would be bet per if we created a whole new anonymous c-4 so that the first one transfers the money to the second one, and the second one which you will also run then disperses it. that way we're sure nobody can trace it. >> stephen: so i write a check from my super pac to my 501 c 4 to my second secret 501 c 4 and because i sent a letter along the way saying here is what i want you two guys do it neither i nor me nor me is responsible for what happens with the money. >> that's right. >> stephen: i love america. (laughter) (cheers and applause) so let me see if i can make clear what's happening. i have got a 501 c 4 called so
and continue to carry which is look the president's approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes. >> michael: jayar? >> this has been done. he continues to talk about all the things that he did to hurt himself, and then watched everybody implode around him and see where he is. we didn't like him before the election, and and now things change and we get to see everything about him afterward. >> michael: and he does seem like a turkey, doesn't he, brett. >> the things about these turkeys, they die within a year because they were bred for thanksgiving. i'm not going to say that mitt romney is going to die but mitt romney was bred for running for president. after wards what emergency is there but to give him a little slack and let him live out his life at mt. vernon. >> and sending these turkeys to mt. vernon, so i don't know if we want to give him that. >> i don't eat meat. i'll vote for the turkeys. we're insulting these turkeys. they're terrific. they have families. they have nice friends they don't hurt anybody. they don't go around slashing other people's resources. i think the
. they are still basically saying that they want to keep the bush-era tax cuts where they are, which is completely the opposite of democrats want, which is to let the bush-era tax cuts expire for the wealthiest americans. republicans talking about reforming entitlements. you have harry reid saying he is not open to reforming specifically social security. there may be some wiggle room on some of the other entitlements, but things are off to a rocky start with house speaker john boehner writing an editorial saying he thinks the president's health care plan should be on the table. that is certainly something that both sides will go to the mat over, but i think there's a lot of pressure to get a deal done by the first of the year for the reason that you just cited. because if they don't, this will have a big impact according to a lot of economists on the economy and they just don't want to see that happen and bear the brunt of that. >> understandably so. quickly, the president's plans for today are what? is he there in the house behind you or elsewhere? >> reporter: he is in the house behind me. quiet
demands higher taxes. cuban will survive that but little guys get killed. >> one for me, one for the government, one for me. >> he bought a small farm in south carolina. >> how can a farm produce an income that can pay for itself? that is when we decided to go into this business. >> he has events at the farm and sells cattle and produce but he has been held by government. >> i am tired of telling us what to do, how to do business and ask them for permission. you come out and run t damn thing. >> john: what did they do? >> this is just part of the regulations we have to deal with. they go on and on and keep growing. >> government regulations stopped him from caning and selling his crops. >> we couldn't get the kitchen certified in time. >> they forced him to make changes to his buildings, a regulat said. >> you need to put a handwashing sink. what is wrong with the other sink. the sink on its own was not a big deal. it's the little things that keep mass go together to make this big ball before long i can't carry the big ball. >> he learns that bureaucrats keep their jobs by fi
outcome is not to raise taxes on anybody. i do think that if the president has his way and those taxes go up on investors and businesses, it's hard to see where the jobs are going to come from next year. as you know, we still have over 20 million people without a full-time job. so i think getting around this crisis in a way where everybody agrees not to raise taxes on anybody, we go into 2013, maybe that could be the year. and, boy, what a great christmas present this would be, if we actually throw out the tax system and start over. i mean, this is my, this is my new year's wish, that we could junk this tax system, get something that's pro-growth, that creates jobs for every american who wants a job. rick: so on a scale of 1-10, how optimistic are you that we're going to yet a deal like that in. >> oh, i think we will get a deal. it could take a while. you and i could be talking on christmas eve, but i think they will get a deal, and i've got my fingers crossed that taxes don't go up on anyone. rick: steve moore, enjoy the holiday with your wife and three sons. nice to talk to you. heathe
of legislation or tax code reform or you name it, what ever the issue is? or is this strictly a candidate- driven phenomenon? >> i do not know. i think it will probably be -- somebody can write a $20 million check on every issue they choose. that is the world we are living in. they can write a check for an issue campaign. they can write a check to bribe -- tried to buy a governor's race. bacon ready check to try to control congress. the poisonous than for our country. in mitt romney's campan, the central actor was not the romney campaign but the super pac's. in our campaign it was the obama campaign. may be the last presidential campaign to be able to say that. >> request and from a student? >> given how unpopular the super pac's are, is there any possibility they might be able to produce some kind of way of stopping money in the future sunday? >> given how unpopular the super pac's are -- i am not sure about that promise, you can talk about that, is there any way to stop them? >> i think we had a 30-ar campaign finance regime in the country that has tried to characterize political money into cat
buses, more drivers. they propose extravagant solutions. mta is a bully agency the tax taxidrivers, parking meters in the physically frail. if muni passengers a lucky those taking the bus today are lucky if they are home by christmas. i had to acquaint this board with muni etiquette. when you say to someone i will see you in hell, it means i will see you in a muni bus. >> chairman nolan: next speaker plesae. >> commissioners thank you for letting me speak again. of the record i'm emile lawrence [sounds like]. i want to see what we see the mta is missing by a long mile. technology is superseding your medallions. if you look at the industry in london, they have to separate systems. they have -- taxis and taxes that pick up people on the street which are black cabs. taxis by telephone operate without any license. people can drive their own car or limousine by filing apps by people like hoover -- what i see is a collapse of your medallion prices coming up in the horizon, defaults from drivers, etc. the industry technologically is the preceding your ability to cope with it. i bri
care, food, housing, to you name it. these are people who pay no income tax, 47% of americans pay no income tax. so my job is not to worry about those people. >> mitt romney's famous comments on the 47% raise two questions. how can he say that? how can he say a single mom working two jobs and taking advantage of the child tax credit and a senior that worked all of his life and enjoying the years of his life that he paid into how can he say they refuse to take responsibility for their lives? the other question was what the hell did he mean? romney said the 47% likely to vote for obama were the same 47% who didn't pay federal income taxes and are the same 47% who are dependent on government? that's not even a little bit true, not a little. a lot of the folks who don't pay federal income taxes are seniors, the most republican leaning age group in the country and there is no 47% in the country that refuses to take responsibility for their lives. they just don't exist. romney wasn't all wrong. the number 47% really did hold the key to this election. it was not the number of people who
taxes and reduce the debt. are you kidding me?! push the pause button? we already pushed the pause button in 2011. these representatives were sent back to washington to get something done now. in fact, pushing the pause button could destroy america's credit rating and further harm the economy. mark zandi, chief economist at moody's analytics says, "if we can kick the can, at some point moody's is going to downgrade. you're going to create more instability in the financial markets." zandi said it would be better to do nothing than to create an extension. republicans and some centrist democrats are definitely not getting the message. when the president won re-election, he said his number one priority is to reach an economic deal by reaching across both sides of the aisle. >> i want to be clear. i'm not wedding to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> republicans and some democrats stop listening right there. if you let the president just contin
that the election is over hopefully we'll have a moment in washington where the leaders come together and on tax reform and education and immigration and fiscal policy, now that we're no longer the issue of we have a reelection, that's done. barack obama has run his last campaign and you have divided government. i think the mandate the american people was sending is work together. focus on us not what divides you as politicians, focus on us. and i don't offer misplaced optimism often. because in washington you can get pessimistic quick. but i do have confidence there is path way on tax reform, on continued education reform, on doing some smart things around energy. and that's the test of the ment and the leaders in the senate and houses. can they come together post election. and for a period of time put your needs and the needs of the country first. and i have a great deal of confidence we'll do that. so i look forward to talking to you about the election that just happened. [applause] >> thank you for having me back. it's great to be back at the university of delaware and thank you for coming.
the oncoming tax increases and spending cuts if the president isn't willing to put his signature program, the healthcare law, on the chopping block. what does that really mean? byron york is chief political correspondent at the washington examiner and a fox news contributor. byron i want you to explain this. i mean, look, obamacare passed the u.s. supreme court and obviously it's not going to be overturned by executive fiat by a president mitt romney. so that leaves a third approach and here what john boehner rights, congress has a constitutional responsibility to conduct thorough oversight of the executive branch and congressional oversight will play a critical role in appealing obama care going forward. how in the world does that happen? >> well, it's not going to play a role in p repealing obamacare. this is a little bit of a surprise from bean bone, he said right after the election i guess that settles it, that makes it the law of the land. what the white house will say, obamacare was passed by congress, signed by congress, upheld by the supreme court. if you want to repeal it you ca
. to the extent that taxes go up, personal taxes go up, i assume that's going to affect -- could affect people in their plans to do, you know, kitchens and bathroom remodels. but there is some uncertainty. but at this point in time we're projecting to end the year to $7 million. that includes 5 million in revenue and 2 million in expenditures. right now year over year if you compare where we were last year, which remember last year was a good year, where we were last year to in october to a year to date now, we're actually up 37% in revenues. and if you look at the measure -- not the whole measure, but a measure of our issued permits, you see that the majority of the increases occur between the 10,000 to the 1 million, which is a large range. but that's in term of the valuation of the permits. anecdotally we're seeing a lot of permits that are coming through the system. we're seeing a lot of the impact fees being paid now that were incurred in 2005. so, we are seeing people finish up the projects that are sitting -- either doing it because of the economy or it takes a long time to get through
. and the results that have moved our city forward in the right direction, from the payroll tax reform to housing, to taking care of our parks. i appreciate your advocacy and your commitment to san francisco. because of our collective efforts, san francisco voters were able to make a very thoughtful choices at the ballot box this past couple of weeks, that have helped fund infrastructure, move to job creating tax policy, and invest in critical housing needs in our city. collectively helping san francisco families and businesses. with that i'd like to take your two questions, supervisors. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. our first question will be provided by our district 6 colleague, supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: thank you and congratulations on your leadership on the propositions we passed a through e. in our district we've gotten many e-mails and questions about this but something that hasa uát up with our resident what are current procedures for recouping cost for street closures. specifically, what costs are being reimbursed to the city, beyond permitting fees and what costs inc
buy online from the majority of people support and online sales tax. jerry joins us. welcome to the show. >> it's a funny how times change. a decade or so and put you out of business. credible market evaluation, we are a little worried about that. >> not at all. toys "r" us.com, we collect sales tax. so do all of them at this company. what the loophole has been is the only companies that have not been collecting sales tax, it looks like it's imminent. >> will that be good, that level of the playing field? >> everyone admits, includi companies that there should be a level playing field. it's so interesting because i did talk about the good old days. i don't know that the internet has lived up to the hype, but only now when i look at these earnings reports that the traction that we see, certainly i don't know that it will put brick-and-mortar businesses out. you think that will happen now? is that the inevitable part of retailing? >> i don't view it as one or the other. the model of the future for retail is the only channel model. the superior channel is where you have internet
on the issue of taxes, saying they don't want to see the bush era tax cuts expire for the wealthiest americans. of course, that is something the democrats have been adamant about. so they're stuck on this old issue of taxes. and also stuck on the issue of entitlements. we had harry reid come out and basically say he wasn't open to reforming especially social security. so there's a big question mark about how they're going to move forward. remember, these are sort of their opening bids. presumably there is room for some sort of movement on either side. in terms of getting a deal done by the first of the year, i think there's a lot of pressure on both sides to try to get something done here. you remember the debt ceiling debate. after that sort of knockdown dragout fight, congress had its lowest approval ratings in history. they know they need to get something done. remember, if they don't get something done before the first of the year, it could have serious consequences on the economy. >> i want to ask you both to weigh in on this question. kristen, you do the political angle and neil you give
-4 years when it inherited the tax commission, you pay no attention to what any cab driver has given under any subject. -- you fed them dirt and kept them in the dark while you implement the policies. we are not criminals. we are taxi drivers but basically take people around the city but we cannot pay our rent. 25-35-15 years ago, and you think you do not own them any compensation as long as it goes into your checking account. maybe it is time for a civil grand jury to investigate. and what you are doing. it seems that you have no conscience at all in the city. thank you for your time. (applause) >> good afternoon. chairman nolan, directors. i am very curious as to why you gave us three minutes today. only one minute last month. when they all showed up. now they're not here because this is things giving week; they need to be working and serving the public. this is disgusting. the irishman is correct. you should go back and figure out what the nolan family really means. they will be a challenge to what you did. this is not funded yet and yet you decided to shut the door on
to pay fair city college in your taxes, go to another state where they don't have these columns. if you want to live where people can get a good education, people who otherwise couldn't afford it, go live where the taxes pay for those schools. as ronald reagan said people can vote with their feet. >> jon: ultimate the federal government-- poor people, obviously their suz, the soles are not as quick, have trouble trouble with mobility in some sparse. you're saying the federal government should not be involved in education at all. >> no, the federal government should not be involved in education. >> jon: at all. >> or the constitution should be amended to reflect the consensus that it should. but when the federal government exceeds the constitution and it's the supreme law of the land, how can we trust the federal government to do anything? the federal government might even spy on the country tea chief spy because they think he's having an affair, even though that's against the law they've sworn to uphold. >> jon: if your argument is we can't trust the federal government to do anything
possibility of higher taxes, for capital gains and dividend. lou: they are still in prospect, all of it is. we have folks introducing bills to defer the whole thing for a year now. and the president is making nice, he is talking with ceos, seeming leally almost every othr day. >> market thinks we have a kinder and gently barack obama, who knows that might be correct. but who knows, business sales show no signs of improving sig 1/2 cannily, we'll issue watching what happens this week into start of the holiday shopping scene very closely. lou: at what point do we just acknowledge we're sort of you know bumbling along, economically, that the markets are outperforming the economy. and if we look at this right now, there is a project here that from index of leading economic an kate or to market's behavior that says we have good things in store here 6 months down the road. >> equity can live with 2% gdp growth provided short-term interest rate r remain close to 0%. >> then, bernanke says, 2015. >> and he is -- going to step up and be willing to purchase treasury bonds in the event that yields move t
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